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But Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has charged the engineer with, in addition to eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment. Investigators say seven to nine of those minutes the engineer was listening to and participating in the radio conversations regarding other trains being hit with a projectile.
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    It alleges he was reckless in the operation of the train. Shapiro filed the felony "catastrophe" charge along with misdemeanors counts, including eight counts of manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Bostian has said he had no recollection of the incident; he did not have drugs or alcohol in his system, nor was he using a cellphone at the time of the derailment.
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    The family made a decision to release information about the video this week, in the hope that parents and others in the community might come forward with information about what happened. "When they tell his mother what happened, they just say that he fainted", Branch said. "Though the connection between this incident at school and Gabriel's suicide are not clear, the district shared this video with police investigators at the time of the incident", the school district said in its statement ...
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    The House vote likely will contribute to an already existing enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans, one that's been on display since Inauguration Day. Health and human services secretary Tom Price said states would get more freedom to experiment with the programme and make sure that people who rely on Medicaid received the care and coverage they needed.
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    The work was originally slated to be done gradually over two to three years, but Amtrak accelerated their plan because aging equipment has been blamed for recent delays and problems . "I'm not happy that it should've been done a long time ago and they didn't do it", said Gov. Chris Christie, who in the past has threatened to withhold payments to Amtrak, on Thursday.
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    But other Republicans rejected that claim, saying drug use should be treated medically and that the department's policy shift would only deepen the nation's racial divide. Combined, those changes led to a steep decline in a federal prison population that now stands at just under 190,000, down from almost 220,000 in 2013.
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    Shapiro said in a statement . Brandon Bostian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, causing or risking a catastrophe , and "numerous" counts of reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. The automated system notifies an engineer if the train is speeding and applies the brakes automatically if the engineer does not respond. The engineer told investigators that he recalled very little about the crash.
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    The shooting closed down the main street in the village, which was flooded with police officers from several surrounding agencies and with ambulances. She also told police Hartless "doesn't like police". Gov. John Kasich ordered flags flown at half-staff in Licking County and the Statehouse and expressed his condolences in a tweet .
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    A Camping World store will also be coming to the city, he added. Soon after Gander Mountain filed for Chapter 11 in March, the outdoor and sporting goods chain announced plans to close 32 stores as part of its restructuring process. Camping World had a store in Bolingbrook that closed several years ago. On Wednesday, Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis tweeted that the Algonquin store would close.